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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
's inaugural parade. the illinois state float behind me. honoring president obama's home state of illinois and then you can hear the school of the arts, from florida, getting ready for the parade as well. we're going to be on the back of a flat bed trunk in front of the president's motorcade as he heads towards the white house and head off and stop in the reviewing seat where he will watch the parade go by where jessica yellen is waiting. i'll be the ferris bueller of the inaugural parade watching those from a good vantage point in front of the president. you'll have a good vantage point as well. >> let's see if he gets out of the motorcade and sings on a float like ferris. that would make headlines. he has a pretty good voice. the president will come next here, to pennsylvania avenue. this is the stretch of the parade route where we most often see the president exit the motorcade with the first lady and wave to the crowds and some crowds have started to gather here after the president finished his oath today. we'll look to see if that happens tomorrow. after the raid route moves past the
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
house on this inauguration day here in the united states. president obama getting ready to begin his second term as president. he will be sworn in by the chief justice at 11:55 a.m. eastern, as mandated by the constitution. you are also looking at live pictures from the vice presidential residence at the naval observatory here in washington. the vice president getting ready, momentarily, to take his oath of office as well. sonia sotomayor, the justice, supreme court justice, will administer the oath of office for the vice president. you see members of his family there up on the stage. a lot of guests are there as well, invited guests over at the vice presidential residence. all of this you will see live here at 8:20 a.m. eastern, the next few minutes. we will see the oath of office beinged ed a miadministered for president. at 11:55 a.m., the president will be sworn in for a second term as well. let's bring in cnn's athena jones, in washington up on capitol hill what all right vice president's swearing-in ceremony be like? we are all going to see it in the next few minutes. give us a
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Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> fewer people are expected for the second obama inaugural than the million plus who showed up for fths irs and fewer activities as well, but a die-hard obama fan with the right hat can party anywhere she wants. thanks for watching "state of the union." i'm candy crowley in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for extras and analysis. if you missed any part of today's show find us on itunes, just search state of the union. fareed zakaria gps is next. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we v a series of feisty debates on the hot topics of the day. we start with president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
dollars. it is 20. >> kind of impressive. >> it says president of the united states. barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. >> i will be watching you, making sure you don't put that in your pocket. >> i have the bobblehead. >> i think we have even more stuff that our producer even went out and collected. we couldn't put it all here on set with us. a whole bunch of great stuff. if you're here and you want to get around town. look, theres some of it right there. socks. there's the bobbleheads. we showed those. >> his and hers. >> there's the coin, we got that one. that is a nice-looking coin. there is the beanie baby, beanie bear. he is kind of cute. oh, and the towel. >> hand towels. >> yeah. or golf towel maybe. it's pretty nice. would you walk around town wearing -- >> the t-shirts, the buttons are just -- >> with their faces on them. >> the buttons are big. >> i dabble in collecting political memorabilia. >> that's the one. i wonder, is that life size? >> that is pretty big. especially the buttons, you can go back and look back to this moment in time 20, 25 years ago. pe
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will execute the office of president to the united states faithfully. >> that i will execute. >> faithfully the office of president of the united states faithfully. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> you can see that there is a misplaced words there, but you had the opportunity to gather fascinating details of what really happened behind the scenes that led up to that. >> john roberts rehearsed that so many times at home that his wife said to him, at this point, the dog thinks it's the president. so it was not -- it was not for lack of preparation. what happened was, there was a misplaced e-mail. john roberts wrote out the oath on a card. i believe we have the card here. he divided up the segments of how he was going to do it. >> where he would pause. >> where he would pause. >> and that e-mail was sent to the congressional inaugural com
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Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
states capital, for those of you in washington, d.c., where in exactly one week president obama's formal inauguration ceremony will take place. they rehearsed it over the weekend, complete withstand-ins for the president and chief justice john roberts. monday's swearing-in ceremony is just part of the pageantry. there's parades, concerts and, of course, huge crowds. cnn's brian todd join us live from the national mall with an update on all the preparations. exciting time, brian. >> reporter: well, joe, it's all coming together here, less than a week out. saw the shot you mentioned. that's the west front of the capital where the president's rise to the podium is being assembled. hundreds of seats up there for vips. speakers are set up along the reflecting pool. jumbotrons will come up soon. possibly the most crucial part of the whole setup, thousand, of po port-o-johns. you can't stage an event like this without those. this event may not be the same scale as four years ago but has every bit the symbolism and the importance. this year, it will be scaled down. if you call about 900,000 peop
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Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
and extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes, just search state of the union. cnn's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washington know they have to get up very early tomorrow to get the prime location. so, they're resting a bit and m
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's being leveled by the united states and other countries against some aspects of this operation, the algerian operation, here is what she said. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. they are the ones who have assaulted this facility, have taken hostage algerians and other
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
of appropriateness. i find it despicable. this is why. it's part of a larger narrative which president obama explicitly stated yesterday and impuning the motives. it's draping yourself in the emotionalness of the debate. avoiding the policy debate and impuning others. he said that there will be others that say they are doing it for money. for anyone that doesn't care about these children, only out here to be a mouthpiece of the nra or to seek some kind of money, it is showing, in the end -- this is what it shows, the inherent intellectual weakness in the argument being put forward. the inherent policy weakness of what is being suggested. just deal with it in a rational level. >> okay. so we're talking about dealing with this in an intellectual way, the nra ad using obama's children to make a point. maria in. >> to use will's word, that is absolutely despicable. the children of president, the spouses of presidents, president's families are off limits and so i think the majority of americans believe that ad was absolutely d despicable. i think bringing into this the effect that this event had
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama! >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrennial moment. this year, the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> hi, nice to see you again. welcome back. >> reporter: but still enough to fill hotels like the historic willard, where steve blum says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist pump from obama. >> reporter: and everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we've celebrated is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second-term or whatever it be. like no other country can. >> you might not like the president. you might not like his politics. but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. historian douglas brinkley. >> that wa
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Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
was a fashionista and you're talking about dolly madison. how do you compare michelle obama to her most recent predecessors, laura bush, and secretary of state hillary clinton? >> i think that every first lady has to define the role for herself. so there are things that are available to her. she has access, she has chances to exert power. the office of first lady has a power just in showing up. and i think each of our first ladies that in our living memory have exercised that power very well. i know that mrs. laura bush was an incredibly powerful and effective first lady. but she did it rather quietly and a more mibehind the scenes kind of way. in fact, i would say her career after first lady hood is an example for all first ladies. and, of course, mrs. clinton was a stepping stone to even more power. so i think each woman defines it for herself. and i think mrs. obama has been a good example of that. i'm curious to see what she is going to do in four years. >> we all are. thank you, kathryn. we appreciate it. and you can't talk presidential inauguration without some historical context. so nex
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president-elect of the united states, barak h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures, the crushing crowds, to witness this quadrenial moment. year the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again. >> reporter: but stuff enough to fill hotels like the historic willard where steve blum said he met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. the story by douglas brinkley. >> th
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
a look. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. [ applause ] >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> the president hugging his wife, the first lady, and his daughters, malia and sasha after taking that oath. he's going to do it again, he'll take the public ceremony oath and give his second inaugural address tomorrow, he's only the 17th president in u.s. history to make a second address. >> president obama followed the sweari
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Jan 19, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> the president-elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the last inauguration saw 1.8 million americans braving the freezing temperatures and crushing crowds to witness this moment. this year, the crowds are not expected to be as big -- >> nice to see you again, welcome back. >> reporter: but still enough to fill hotels like the historic willard, where steve blum says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist bump from obama. >> reporter: and everyone has learned that the festivities are not really about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> reporter: theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. historian douglas brinkley. >> that was a very unique year, 1945. in most n
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
want to welcome you to our special coverage leading into president obama's last news conference in his first term as president of the united states. the president will be meeting with reporters in the east room of the white house, he's getting ready for that, originally he was scheduled for 10:15, now it's been rescheduled to 11:30. about a half hour from now. there you're seeing a live picture of the white house right now on this monday morning, once again, this will be the president's last formal news conference. in his first term as president, he's sworn in in his second term as president. the president will open his news conference later today we're told with a statement on the debt ceiling and why he has said repeatedly over these past few weeks that he will not negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling, as a result he says he won't negotiate, republicans say that is a bargaining chip that they have to try to cut spending to deal with the nation's deficit. we're watching what's going on at the white house, we'll have the full coverage of the news conference leading
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Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
of presidents in their second terms have focused heavily on foreign policy. and now that mr. obama has begun the job of replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
're live in washington, d.c. for our special coverage of president barack obama's inauguration. >> it's great to be here. we are in the second term right now. it is official. barack obama has been worn? for the second term as president of the united states of america. the president took the oath of office with supreme court chief justice john roberts, here's how it went. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. thank you, sir. [ applause ] >> hey. >> he'll do it all over ag
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Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
of the united states. this was late october, the las vegas rally -- you notice the skin tight white dress, designed to look like a presidential ballot. that was the box -- see the name barack obama, she -- joe biden. there she was supporting the president of the united states. very, very, very cool. >> i think it is starting right now. >> something is coming up. >> we're watching people come out right now, the kids' inaugural concert. >> looks like dr. jill biden, and some of her grandchildren, as well as the first lady and their daughters. and this is, i believe, the first live performance of the new michelle obama bangs. >> you can see there, there is sasha and mahlia over there, they will have fun tonight, we'll watch it unfold. we'll begin with the pledge of allegiance, and usher will be performing. >> looks like we're welcoming everybody. most of them children of service members. and brooke baldwin will bring us live coverage of that throughout the evening. you see the first lady and her daughters sitting there in the front row getting ready for the performance. we're watching it unf
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
to be part of this celebration. >> the president elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> the last inauguration saw 1.million americans witnessing this quadrennial moment. this year the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> welcome back. >> but still enough to feel hotels like the historic willard where steve blom says he's met seven presidents. >> i got a fist pump from obama. >> everyone has learned the festivities are not about any one person. >> what we celebrate is that we are the greatest democracy on this planet. and that we could have this transition of power, whether it be second term or whatever it be, like no other country can. >> you might not like the president, you might not like his politics, but he's the president. he's the only one we have. >> theodore roosevelt in 1905 was the first president to draw massive crowds. but in 1945, franklin roosevelt called off the big party when world war ii was raging. douglas brinkley, historian. >> that was a very unique year and most normal situations even if we're in recession or in a foreign war, we still throw pretty big i
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00am PST
.org. >> i barack hussein obama do solemn my swear -- >> i barack hussein obama do solemn my swear -- >> that i will execute faithfully the office of presidency of the united states. >> a famous club during the last inauguration. by monday afternoon, they will have recited the oath of office together four times. only fdr with match that. joining me now, doug brinkley and doris kearns goodwin. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> thank you, glad to be here. >> doris, i'm excited to finally talk to you. because i've talked to doug a few times. i went to see "lincoln" the other day. i thought it was absolutely a magnificent movie and really just showed me firsthand what an extraordinary man lincoln was. >> there's no question. i mean, i'm so proud of what they did. you almost feel like you're watching abraham lincoln walking and talking and the political genius that he had. in our time now to see the possibility of getting those characters in congress to come together to do something is a great sobering lesson. >> do you wish perhaps that today's politicians from the president down s
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
the state department. we begin with president obama going big and trying to move fast on gun control. we have new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today at the white house, as you probably know, president obama laid out a number of proposals and executive actions he is taking. in the room with him were a number of parents of children killed in the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, including lynn and chris mcdonnell, the parents of grace mcdonnell. president obama spoke about grace today. >> and when i visited newtown last month, i spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. and one was the family of grace mcdonnell. grace's parents are here. grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. and so just before i left chris, her father gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at this painting, i think about grace
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. >>> president obama set to unveil his recommendations for gun violence in america in just about a half hour. the state of new york is already taking the lead. yesterday the governor signed into law sweeping reforms making new york state the first state to response to the sandy hook school shooting with legislation. included in the law, an expansion of the ban on assault rifles, gun magazines will now be limited to seven rounds down from ten. and it includes provisions to keep guns away from the mentally ill. how does the new york law change things? >> it broadens existing reporting obligations. some psychiatrists are saying it's overreaching and could be count productive. the new law requires mental health professionals to report if an individual they're treating is likely to engage in conduct that will cause serious harm to themselves or others. law enforcement could be notified. that person's gun will be taken away. their names would be added ede state database. the psychiatrist says there is already
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
obama's preference and that's the preference of the people he put now named as secretary of state and secretary of defense. it's a different u.s. response. much more limited, more strategic, more dependent on drones. >> frankly, superior approach because what happened to the bush administration is he decided to invade iraq, a country that wasn't even on the list of al qaeda, completely distracted us from this growth that the speaker talked about. this has been going on all over the world but we focus on a country-by-country basis. president obama gets it on this and he is appointing people who understand the delicate nature of trying to look at the inner connections and i'm very pleased about that. >> i agree with susan about what the u.s. and u.s. would not do in mali andalgeria and all of that. could it be distracting to an agenda if things start to blow up overseas? >> the longer you hang around 1600 pennsylvania avenue, the odds start rising against you and bad things happen in the world that you're going to have to deal with. the issue in africa is more acute going forward be
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Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody. please. please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many and obviously none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost. and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. we also heard from some unexpected people, in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant fritz, julia stokes, hinna zehaw, and teja good. they're pretty representative of some of the messag
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
, january 20th, as required, of course, by the united states constitution. chief justice john roberts administered the oath at the white house. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, sir. >> tomorrow he's going to do it again in front of the capitol for all to see and followed by the parade. i really like how they coordinated their clothes today. >> they did coordinate their clothes. >> they did. the tie was good. >> and they got the oath right. >> which was a change from last time around. >> they didn't have to redo the oath today. now, of course, into the evening hours attention turn
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
base but including potentially his democratic leader in the united states senate. will president obama, the leader of the democratic party, call out his democratic leader in the senate? will he have a fight with his own leadership? is it that important to him? when push comes to shove, the congress says we can give you this, mr. president, not that, will he put the whole weight of the office behind it, do whatever he takes? that's a huge test when he has many priorities and he's thinking of what any second term president does of his legacy. >> endanger of the control of the senate. you have somebody up from gun states. >> let's go to our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. you're in the auditorium where the president spoke. the vice president spoke. the president signed those executive orders. is the president ready to do everything he possibly cannot just to get background checks, make them universal but also to deal with the assault weapons and the magazine clips? >> reporter: hi, wolf. the sense i've been getting from people who have come out of the meetings here with t
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Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
that obama's budget got no votes, because that wasn't obama's budget. the sad truth is that we do not have a budget in the united states, a new one and there are consequences for that, not the least of which are the dozen or so close calls with government shutdowns in the past few years. >>> plus, those continuing resolutions, they're short-term. they avoid tackling long-term problems like federal debt and the deficits. the uncertainty of that short-term thinking wreaks havoc on businesses and their investment and unemployment. look no further than the debt ceiling showdown in summer of 2011, that led to the budget control act which was a last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for automatic cuts that were to take place at the end of 2012. you know those, as the sequester, which i've said many times, is a stupid name for a stupid thing that only washington could come up with. big surprise, with those sequester cuts, by the way, washington gave themselves another extension, two more months, so march 1st, america has another cliff to worry about going over. these people are re
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Jan 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
. americans are afraid that president obama will chip away at the second amendment. you will hear more of what the nra president had to say today on cnn's "state of the union" with candy crowley. and that will be coming up. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the school massacre in newtown, connecticut a town hall has been scheduled for tomorrow and resident he is today are meeting to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is in newtown. susan is there any consensus among the people who are speaking about what to do? >> reporter: oh, marty, i think at this stage, people would be surprised if there would be a consensus. i mean, it's so early and so fresh in everyone's mind. after all, 27 people were killed during that terrible mass shooting, including -- including several children ages 6 and 7. and at this meeting, we heard a range of opinions about what should happen. this lasted an hour and a half. i was struck by the number of sandy hook parents who were here. one of them said this was such a horrible thing
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
the office of the president of the united states -- >> it was a slip of the tongue, a stumble over words both president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court john roberts should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robe robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again. the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote an entire book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the oath." did they need to do it, again? >> no one knows. >> really? >> to this day because the legal significance of the oath remains kind of a mystery. so, they just said, look, someone could file a lawsuit, someone could make trouble. we don't want to spend the first week, the first month of the obama presidency litig
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Jan 13, 2013 1:00am PST
of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the optics of th
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
if no one wants to follow them. do you realize there are laws in states recording these people. >> scottie said early she doesn't agree with a single thing that president obama said today. what is your view. there anything there you agreed with? >> you know, i'm really -- because i think he was moved by what happened at newtown, which i think anybody would have been. >> was there anything you agreed with in the president's proposals? >> no. >> okay. >> and instead of having the four children, i would have liked to have the mother from georgia that sat there. >> the pair of you would like to have the right to have a tank. a single one of president obama's proposals. >> because all you're doing -- >> it makes me sick when i hear people say that kind of thing. >> piers! >> when did they say that, piers? it makes me sick -- >> -- sweeping proposal. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
are laws if no one wants to follow them. do you realize there are laws in states recording these people -- >> scottie said early she doesn't agree with a single thing that president obama said today. what is your view? is there anything there you agreed with? >> you know, i'm really -- because i think he was moved by what happened at newtown, which i think anybody would have been. >> was there anything you agreed with in the president's proposals? >> no. >> okay. >> and instead of having the four children, i would have liked to have the mother from georgia that sat there. >> the pair of you would like to have the right to have a tank. and you don't agree with a single one of president obama's proposals for gun control. and you know something, it makes me sick when i hear people say that. >> pirs, piers, when did i say that? pirs, piers, when did i sa that? ipirs, piers, when did i sy that? erpirs, piers, when did i say that? spirs, piers, when did say that? , piers, when did i sa that? the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to t
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Jan 18, 2013 2:00am PST
the hostages. coordinating with the leaders of other countries involved and the united states among them. and david cameron has been talking to president obama about probably sharing their confusion about the situation on the ground, and that very remote part of algeria. leon pan etta has come out, saying he and the rest of the defense department is working around the clock to bring the situation to a happy ending. >> and matthew, another question, and i apologize if you already addressed it, but i'm trying to read the latest details coming out. do we know the number of americans? any clarity on that? >> no, we don't is the short answer to that. we know that there are 41 people according to militants held hostage, and a good number from britain, japan, and the united states as well. exact figures are very hard to come by at the moment. >> yeah, that's actually one of the more disturbing details, right? we don't have the actual information and the united states doesn't know. matthew chance live in london. one more thing here. i am uncertain whether or not there was clarity on that a small
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Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
on president obama, maybe they're true and maybe they're not, but the guy can act. that's going to carry. >> what do you make of his nomination so far? we have kerry state, brennan, cia. >> i'm very happy about john kerry. john is a friend and i think he'll be great in the job. he's clearly wanted it. although, you know, hillary has been amazing. what an amazing -- i think the appointments are good. i think the defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's that. it's i
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST
industry operatings in the suburbs of los angeles. women from other countries coming to the united states to give it birth. >>> and we're just days away from president obama officially kicking off his second term. he will swear in with marilyn luther king's bible. >> we received a request from the committee ask imthey could use the bible. >>> this is cnn newsroom and it's happening now. er. >>> manti -- that was not necessarily the case. susan candiotti has been speaking to folks on campus. do we have any more answers for this very strange story as to whether or not this girl ever actually existed? >> reporter: the only real answers we hope to get is when manti te'o finally decides to stay something and we don't know yet what that's going to be, but around campus, people still say this is a great guy, a role model for kids. we talked to a sports officer who said there was rumblings on campus way back in september when manti initially said that his girlfriend had died. there was a lot of talk about it back then. >> no one was really inquiring into this relationship status before. they didn
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Jan 12, 2013 7:00pm PST
, secretary of state, defense and treasury, cia chief, all white men. some people are steamed about it. >> yep. >> does that bother you? >> no, i think obama should pick an all-black cabinet. why not? let's freak out some people in america. the first black person picked for a cabinet position was 1966. in all seriousness, he's going to have some diversity. 50% of the white house staff are women. i'm a big advocate of diversity. i think we learn from each other. i think it's great to have. i'm hopeful he'll make up for it. susan rice would have been secretary of state if the republicans hadn't attacked her -- >> hold on. i've been hearing that all week. i heard an interview, i was screaming at the television saying, people don't look when they're looking for the best qualified -- that is a bunch of crap. if you go to any h.r., anyone who's looking for any type of person to fill a job, they talk about everything, hair color, eye color, i need a black woman for this. we need a black man for that. and for an african-american, the first black president of the united states not to understand the opt
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Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
. we appreciate it and we'll keep following the story. >> still to come, president obama draws a line in the sand and dared republicans to cross it. >> plus, a legendary hacker commits suicide, and his parents say the united states government is to blame. >>> and another woman gang raped in india. what will stop it? freida pinto of "slumdog millionaire" comes out front. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward
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Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm PST
, president obama draws a line in the sand and dared republicans to cross it. >> plus, a legendary hacker commits suicide, and his parents say the united states government is to blame. >>> and another woman gang raped in india. what will stop it? freida pinto of "slumdog millionaire" comes "outfront." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold
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